For dVerse Open Link Night, I am going to post two poems that have been inspired and arisen out of another poem or comment that occurred in a prior dVerse post. The first came out of a comment by Jane Dougherty where she wrote in response to a poem of mine about racial violence that “at least Lady Macbeth had enough sense to go insane.” Sadly, we live in a violent and bloody world, and we are all culpable to some degree. But people of conscience (like Jane) who are brave enough to be a conscience (like Jane) inspire hope in me that we can seek peace.
The second was inspired this very evening by a poem by our own Rob Kistener about a kiss under a willow tree. (7-27-19 note: I have since given this poem its own post- Willow’s Kiss).
I will give links to the original poems and comments sections and associated initial rough drafts at the bottom of the post. It may be fair to question if I helped the poems or if I should have just let the rough drafts stand. If you want, you can tell me if you like the finished or original versions better.
Here is the link to the OLN kindly hosted by Mish:
So you think you are better than Lady Macbeth?
This poem will soon be available in the publication listed below 🙂
Three poems accepted to the annual anthology for Out Loud HSV (which stands for Huntsville, not for Herpes Simplex Virus)
“Walking the Dog on the Fairway at 9 pm”
“So you think you are better than Lady Macbeth”
“Come Soft Snows”
Available soon at this site:
A Willow’s Kiss
A willow’s kiss
Wakens slowly but
But always parts,
If not with silent passing
Then with slowly tilting hearts.
The impervious stream flows
To measure bliss or sleep,
We just hear the
Of time enough
- Lona Gynt, June 2019
All rights reserved for text to Lona Gynt, June 2019
Here are the links to the “mother poems” and comments
Lady Macbeth Recited at Out Loud Huntsville, Open Mic Night 10-27-19.